Thomas Partey will be back available after the international break, despite his ankle injury last game, according to a report.

Arsenal's Ghanaian midfielder Thomas Partey (R) vies with Manchester United's French midfielder Paul Pogba (C) during the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Arsenal at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England, on November 1, 2020. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / POOL / AFP)
Arsenal’s Ghanaian midfielder Thomas Partey (R) vies with Manchester United’s French midfielder Paul Pogba (C) on November 1, 2020. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / POOL / AFP)

TheAFCBell report that their interview with Thomas Partey’s inner circle revealed the midfielder will be available for the next match immediately after the international break.

The same source previously reported that they didn’t expect the player to be out for ‘too long’, but they were still waiting for confirmation on the specifics of his injury at that stage. Fortunately, it seems the results confirmed it was nothing serious.

Partey had to pull out of international duty with Ghana, and the Ghana FA claimed he picked up a minor ankle sprain. Though Charles Watts wrote that it was a thigh injury after the game, so there’s no consensus on the exact nature of the problem.

I’m sure Arsenal fans won’t mind too much what the injury was, as long as it clears up in time for the next game. The Gunners travel away to Leeds United on Sunday, hoping to bounce back from their embarrassing 3-0 defeat to Aston Villa last time out.

It looks like they’ll need Partey to do so, as the second half of that last match at the Emirates without him was particularly disappointing.